Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Dated, Excruciating

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A long running psychological murder mystery (the longest-running play in New York) in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown.

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The longest-running play in New York City's history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. A handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but Margaret's husband's murder is only the beginning of what may just be the perfect crime.


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75
Woman Around Town

"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset." Full Review

60
New York Daily News

"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller." Full Review

30
The New York Times

"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic." Full Review


100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if if you love murder mysteries...

Don't see it if you want to think too much!!!

95
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Confusing

See it if You like to see something different, like murder mysteries, or want to see the longest running play.

Don't see it if You like musicals, don't like thinking, don't like serious, thought-provoking material.

95
Absorbing

See it if You love a great plot with a twist

Don't see it if If you do not like drama

93
Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining, Mysterious, Who-done-it

See it if You like a murder mystery with great actors in an intimate setting, complete with twists, red-herrings and all under 2 hour

Don't see it if You rather see a musical

90
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a well written, old school murder mystery in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lavish production.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if Engrossing murder mystery with a determined detective and an engaging male psychiatric patient who wears women's dresses (fun to watch!)

Don't see it if The current cast is really top-notch and I highly enjoyed the show (wasn't hard at all to follow; not sure why there is so much negativity.)

85
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Clue and in the mood for an evening of silly fun.

Don't see it if you don't like mysteries or aren't a fan of tiny theaters

85
Original, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like mysteries and good acting

Don't see it if you don't like mysteries or plays

85
Original, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like mysteries and straight plays. Good acting and interesting stories.

Don't see it if You don't find plays or mysteries interesting.

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like mysteries or psycho drama. Do not want to see a musical. Like small theater experiences

Don't see it if You only like mindless entertainment. You have trouble hearing

84
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if like mysteries and great acting

Don't see it if you bore easily and are not intelligent enough to go with the flow.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging

See it if The play and theatre were small but the cast was captivating. Ask to get the behind the scenes tour. Much fun

Don't see it if You don't like off Broadway productions

82
Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Slow, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a good mystery

Don't see it if You are turned off by slow development

82
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy murder-mystery

Don't see it if Unable to sit thru some slow times...

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing, Interesting

See it if you like weird, confusing mystery theater with twists & turns. I had seen the reviews on here; my low expectations were totally surpassed.

Don't see it if you expect a general audiences-geared show. This is an intimate, strange & quirky production; if that appeals to you, you may enjoy this.

80
Absorbing, Clever

See it if you enjoy thought provoking shows without musicals and enjoy great plot writing.

Don't see it if You do not like A LOT of talking or don't care much for crime dramas.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like puzzles or crime shows

Don't see it if if you don't want to think

80
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Confusing

See it if The story is very confusing and difficult. I did like it a lot though. Its exciting.

Don't see it if You do need to be able to focus on whats happening a lot.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You're into plays, an intelligent script and quirky.

Don't see it if You're big into the fan fare of Broadway.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like mystery

Don't see it if you don't like mystery

79
Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if Found this play to be very confusing, need to really pay attention!

Don't see it if Like plays where you just watch & don't need to stay intense to keep up!

79
Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy old fashioned mystery novels.

Don't see it if You enjoy only BIG shows with elaborate staging and loud music.

76
Absorbing, Riveting, Cliched, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you'll enjoy a classic murder mystery with an involved plot,

Don't see it if you won't enjoy a slow moving murder mystery,

Also The show has been around for a decade plus, at different theaters, so ... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like a good mystery

Don't see it if if you want to see a musical or if you dont like surprises

75
Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like a good mystery and a good comedy!

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding a complicated plot